Jobless rate up in June

The unemployment rate in LaSalle Parish rose slightly in June, and the number of people employed continues to rise according to jobless figures for May, just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The jobless rate for the parish in June was reported at 5.3 percent, up from 5.0 percent in May. In June the number of people employed in the parish rose to 5,808, up from 5,760 in May.

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